Torture http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26004/all en Senate committee to hold Feb 7 hearing for Brennan as CIA nominee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/senate-committee-hold-feb-7-hearing-brennan-cia-nominee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on Feb. 7 for John Brennan, who has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next CIA director.</p> <p>Brennan, currently Obama's counterterrorism adviser, is expected to face some tough questions at the hearing over the expanded use of armed drone aircraft to kill terrorism suspects overseas. He will also have to answer questions on the deadly attacks last year on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/senate-committee-hold-feb-7-hearing-brennan-cia-nominee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Interrogation techniques Politics Torture Torture in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:46:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734501 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-CIA officer sentenced to 30 months in prison in leaks case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/ex-cia-officer-sentenced-30-months-prison-leaks-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 25 (Reuters) - A former Central Intelligence Agency officer was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Friday for blowing a CIA agent's cover, the Justice Department said.</p> <p>John Kiriakou's sentence as part of a plea agreement marks the first time in 27 years that someone has gone to prison for disclosing a covert CIA agent's name.</p> <p>Kiriakou was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, a Justice Department spokesman said. He had pleaded guilty in October to one count of disclosing an agent's identity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/ex-cia-officer-sentenced-30-months-prison-leaks-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Torture Torture in the United States Year of birth missing Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:45:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739478 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Who's silencing Guantanamo court audio feed, judge asks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-preserve-cia-prisons-evidence-lawyers-sept-11-suspects <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with censorship question, hearing ends for the day)</p> <p>* Pretrial hearings resume for five charged in 9/11 attacks</p> <p>* Audio feed is mysteriously cut during hearing</p> <p>* Defense wants secret CIA prisons preserved as evidence</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-preserve-cia-prisons-evidence-lawyers-sept-11-suspects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Human rights abuses Politics Presidency of George W. Bush Torture Torture in the United States War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:30:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740729 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-EXCLUSIVE-CIA nominee had detailed knowledge of 'enhanced interrogation techniques' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/exclusive-cia-nominee-had-detailed-knowledge-enhanced-interroga <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats with no changes to text)</p> <p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - John Brennan, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the CIA, had detailed, contemporaneous knowledge of the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on captured terrorism suspects during an earlier stint as a top spy agency official, according to multiple sources familiar with official records.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/exclusive-cia-nominee-had-detailed-knowledge-enhanced-interroga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Human rights abuses Interrogation techniques John Brennan Politics Torture War Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741368 at http://www.globalpost.com Censorship row fuels mood of paranoia of Guantanamo trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/censorship-row-fuels-mood-paranoia-guantanamo-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Attorneys and detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison have always been under close watch, but when a judge complained of a hidden censor it took the paranoia to a new level.</p> <p>On Thursday, the military judge overseeing pre-trial hearings for the alleged perpetrators of the September 11 attacks said the US government had censored the proceedings from outside the courtroom, and ordered it to stop.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/censorship-row-fuels-mood-paranoia-guantanamo-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Human rights abuses Politics Torture War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:30:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743229 at http://www.globalpost.com Panetta calls 'Zero Dark Thirty' a 'good movie' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/panetta-calls-zero-dark-thirty-good-movie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The man who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, ex-CIA director Leon Panetta, vouched Friday for "Zero Dark Thirty," calling it a "good movie" even though the tale of the biggest manhunt in history had to be simplified for the big screen.</p> <p>"It's a movie," Panetta said, laughing. "And it's a good movie. But I lived the real story," he told AFP in an interview.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/panetta-calls-zero-dark-thirty-good-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Islamic terrorism Leon Panetta Torture Torture in the United States AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:00:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743756 at http://www.globalpost.com Panetta calls 'Zero Dark Thirty' a 'good movie' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/panetta-calls-zero-dark-thirty-good-movie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The man who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, ex-CIA director Leon Panetta, vouched Friday for "Zero Dark Thirty," calling it a "good movie" even though the tale of the biggest manhunt in history had to be simplified for the big screen.</p> <p>"It's a movie," Panetta said, laughing. "And it's a good movie. But I lived the real story," he told AFP in an interview.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/panetta-calls-zero-dark-thirty-good-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Interrogation techniques Leon Panetta Torture Torture in the United States AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 20:15:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744190 at http://www.globalpost.com US didn't need rough interrogation to get bin Laden-Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/us-didnt-need-rough-interrogation-get-bin-laden-panetta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Former CIA chief plays down role of "enhanced interrogation"</p> <p>* Some have said certain CIA methods constituted torture</p> <p>* Some CIA veterans credit key leads to interrogation techniques</p> <p>By Jim Wolf</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Leon Panetta, who as CIA director oversaw the U.S. operation that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, said the job could have been done without resorting to controversial interrogation methods that some have said constitute torture.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/us-didnt-need-rough-interrogation-get-bin-laden-panetta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National security Torture Torture in the United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744678 at http://www.globalpost.com Guantanamo prisoner's lawyer questions if CIA is monitoring conversations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/guantanamo-prisoners-lawyer-questions-if-cia-monitoring-convers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Guantanamo defendant could face death penalty</p> <p>* His lawyers want assurances conversations are private</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Feb 4 (Reuters) - P retrial hearings for a Guantanamo prisoner accused of orchestrating a deadly attack on a U.S. warship were brought to a temporary standstill on Monday as defense lawyers raised concerns that intelligence agents were eavesdropping on confidential attorney-client conversations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/guantanamo-prisoners-lawyer-questions-if-cia-monitoring-convers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights abuses Presidency of George W. Bush Torture Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:46:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745712 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Rip out Guantanamo microphones to prevent eavesdropping, judge says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-rip-out-guantanamo-microphones-prevent-eavesdropping-j <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Defense questions whether CIA is listening in</p> <p>* Saudi defendant accused in bombing of USS Cole</p> <p>* Judge orders him to undergo a mental exam</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Feb 4 (Reuters) - A military judge on Monday suggested ripping out the defense table microphones to ease concerns that intelligence agents could be eavesdropping on confidential attorney-client conversations in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-rip-out-guantanamo-microphones-prevent-eavesdropping-j" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri James L. Pohl Rahim al Nashiri Technology Torture War Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 01:15:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745907 at http://www.globalpost.com Study says 54 countries helped CIA renditions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/study-says-54-countries-helped-cia-renditions-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fifty-four foreign governments assisted the CIA in a global campaign that included harsh interrogations of suspects, a rights advocacy group said Tuesday, as it pressed for greater accountability.</p> <p>The report by Open Society Foundations marks the most comprehensive list of countries that helped the United States in what critics saw as excesses by then president George W. Bush's administration after the September 11, 2001 attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/study-says-54-countries-helped-cia-renditions-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Human rights abuses Social Issues Torture War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:30:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746583 at http://www.globalpost.com Study says 54 countries helped CIA renditions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/study-says-54-countries-helped-cia-renditions-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fifty-four foreign governments assisted the CIA in a global campaign that included harsh interrogations of suspects, a rights advocacy group said Tuesday, as it pressed for greater accountability.</p> <p>The report by Open Society Foundations marks the most comprehensive list of countries that helped the United States in what critics saw as excesses by then president George W. Bush's administration after the September 11, 2001 attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/study-says-54-countries-helped-cia-renditions-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Human rights abuses Social Issues Torture War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:00:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746823 at http://www.globalpost.com Mental health issue stalls hearings for USS Cole bomb suspect http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/mental-health-issue-stalls-hearings-uss-cole-bomb-suspect <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Defendant has torture-induced PTSD, lawyers say</p> <p>* He will undergo mental competency exam</p> <p>* Cole survivor says he still has nightmares</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Feb 5 (Reuters) - P retrial hearings for an alleged al Qaeda chieftain were halted for at least two months on Tuesday while doctors assess whether he is mentally fit to stand trial at Guantanamo on charges of orchestrating a deadly attack on a U.S. warship.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/mental-health-issue-stalls-hearings-uss-cole-bomb-suspect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Ethics Rahim al Nashiri Torture War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 02:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747075 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-CIA nominee to face questions on interrogations, drones and leaks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/preview-cia-nominee-face-questions-interrogations-drones-and-le <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON Feb 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, is expected to face tough questioning about U.S. spy activities from waterboarding to the use of drones when he appears at a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/preview-cia-nominee-face-questions-interrogations-drones-and-le" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Interrogation techniques John Brennan Politics Social Issues Torture Torture in the United States War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:45:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748101 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-CIA nominee to face questions on interrogations, drones and leaks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-cia-nominee-face-questions-interrogations-drones-and-l <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with Obama giving access to legal opinion)</p> <p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON Feb 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's nominee to head the CIA, John Brennan, is expected to face tough questioning about leaks of sensitive information and U.S. spy activities from waterboarding to the use of drones when he appears at a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-cia-nominee-face-questions-interrogations-drones-and-l" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Interrogation techniques John Brennan Politics Technology Torture Torture in the United States War Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:00:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748294 at http://www.globalpost.com